Thursday 26 April 2018

Snooker champ Steve Davis to play Castlepalooza as DJ Thundermuscle

Steve Davis has retired
Steve Davis has retired
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Among the new additions to the Castlepalooza line-up is snooker champ Steve Davis - in his new guise as a DJ.

The six times world champion retired from snooker earlier this month and is now free to focus on his other love, techno.

DJ Thundermuscle, as he's known, will play the DJ & pool at the Tullamore festival on Saturday July 3.

Davis has had a weekly show on Phenix FM since 1996.

Steve Davis has retired. Photo: PA
Steve Davis has retired. Photo: PA

"With a name and personality as boring as my previous one, I had to give myself an alter-ego.  It was either that or Rocky Flame and Thundermuscle worked," he said.

Other new additions to the line-up include Lisa O'Neill, Son Lux, Lynched, Policia, Steve Davis (DJ & pool set), Little Scream, Slow Reader’s Club, Daithi, Hare Squead, New Jackson, Daphni, Field Music and more...

Here's the day by day breakdown:


Caribou / Polica / Daphni / Romare (live AV set) / Lynched / Toby Kaar / Jarbird / The Altered Hours / Get Down Edits / Rosa Nutty /  Like Chandeliers.


Jurassic 5 / Preoccupations (formerly Viet Cong) / Prins Thomas / Steve Davis (DJ & pool table set) /  Tiger & Woods / Little Scream / Hare Squead /  Let’s Eat Grandma / Lisa O’Neill / Slow Reader’s Club / Overhead, the Albatross / Daithi /  Badlands / All the Luck in the World / I Am The Cosmos / Seapinks / Malojian / J Cowhie / Tandem Felix / Oh Boland.


Villagers / Cat Power / New Jackson / Alle Farben / Field Music / Son Lux / Colm Mac Con Iomaire / Cian Nugent / I Have a Tribe / Somerville / Paddy Hanna / Orchid Collective / No Monster Club / Morning Veils.

Vodafone will also return with the Comedy Stage on Saturday and Sunday night.

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First tier day tickets will be available from today to the end of April priced €53.65. Then from May priced €64.45 and from June priced €70.45.

Tickets priced €134 (weekend w/ camping) and €115 (weekend) are on sale now.

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